Wednesday, March 11, 2009


N.Ireland leaders pledge unity after third killing Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 11:18am
The Catholic and Protestant leaders of Northern Ireland's coalition government jointly pledged to crush Irish Republican Army dissidents in an exceptional show of unity Tuesday after the third killing in two days claimed by an IRA splinter group. Full Story

Alarming cost of false alarms, anthrax hoaxes Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 11:26am
A security camera recorded the man wearing dark sunglasses and a hooded sweat shirt as he walked by Boston's Symphony Hall Feb. 9 and dropped a cardboard tube marked "Anthrax Beware" at the door. Emergency medical crews raced to the site, firefighters cordoned off the area, police halted traffic and life froze to an anxious halt until a hazmat team signaled the all-clear: The tube was empty.

Officials: Ship in China spat was hunting subs Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:09am
The U.S. Navy ship that got into a scrape with five Chinese vessels last weekend in the South China Sea was looking for threats such as submarines  presumably Chinese  in waters that China claims as its own, defense officials acknowledged Tuesday. Full Story

Terror group suspected in blast Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:16am
Explosion at Citibank in Filothei that caused damage but no injuries bore hallmarks of Revolutionary Struggle. Police are basing their investigation into a strong explosion outside a branch of Citibank in northern Athens yesterday on the likelihood that it was carried out by the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group, sources said. Full Story

Sudan: US embassy warns of terrorist attacks Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:17am
The U.S. State Department has allowed the departure of non-emergency personnel and family from its embassy in Khartoum due to "uncertain" security conditions following the expulsion of aid groups from the Darfur region, said a message issued by the embassy Tuesday. Full Story

Iraqi suicide attack kills 33; US blames al-Qaida Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:18am
A suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders touring an outdoor market after a reconciliation meeting in a Baghdad suburb Tuesday, killing up to 33 people in the second major attack in the capital area in three days. The bombings are raising fears that Sunni insurgents may be escalating operations as the U.S. phases out its combat role in Iraq and prepares to withdraw troops from cities by the end of June. Full Story

China extends Tibet travel ban to remote valley Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:20am
A famous scenic valley in a Tibetan part of western China has been declared off-limits to foreigners, officials said Wednesday, in a further tightening of security to prevent protests against Chinese rule during a volatile anniversary period. Full Story

Pakistan 'crackdown on activists' Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:21am
Police in Pakistan have arrested dozens of activists to prevent them joining a protest march that begins on Thursday, opposition leaders say. Political gatherings have also been banned in the two largest provinces - Sindh and Punjab. Full Story

U.S. intelligence candidate pulls out after objections Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:22am
The Obama administration's candidate for a top U.S. intelligence post withdrew on Tuesday amid congressional objections over his past criticism of Israel and ties to China and Saudi Arabia. The withdrawal of Charles Freeman, named to head the National Intelligence Council which produces formal U.S. intelligence assessments of security issues, is the latest personnel embarrassment for President Barack Obama as he struggles to staff his administration. Full Story

N.Ireland plans protests against IRA dissidents Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:52am
Labor union leaders called on workers across Northern Ireland to protest Wednesday against Irish Republican Army dissidents behind a surge of shootings that have killed three people and wounded four others. Full Story

French officials make case to rejoin NATO command Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6:53am
French Defense Minister Herve Morin on Wednesday staunchly defended strengthened military ties between the United States and Europe as France prepared to rejoin NATO's integrated command after a 43-year absence. "We need a renewed trans-Atlantic partnership between an America that is open and a Europe that is being strengthened," Morin told a high-level military conference on France, European defense and NATO in the 21st century. Full Story

Former Saddam aide Tareq Aziz gets 15 years jail Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:28am
Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, the public face of Saddam Hussein's regime, was sentenced to 15 years jail on Wednesday for his role in the execution of dozens of traders for breaking state price controls in 1992. Full Story

Witnesses: Morocco explosion kills at least 1, wounds six Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:35am
Witnesses say an explosion has rocked a suburb of Casablanca, Morocco's economic capital. Authorities say at least one person is dead and six wounded. Resident Hassan Sajeed says the explosion occurred at about 8:45 a.m. in front of or inside a video game arcade on his street, the Boulevard el Joulane. Full Story

German Police Say School Shooting Kills at Least 10 Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:38am
German police say a gunman killed at least 10 people and injured several when he opened fire at a school near Stuttgart in the southwest of the country. The gunman, a former student, fled the school. Full Story

British PM visits N.Ireland barracks after deadly attack Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 8:41am
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday visited a Northern Ireland army barracks where the first soldiers to be killed in 12 years were gunned down, as leaders tried to gauge the threat to peace. Full Story

Five held over 'Turkey PM plot' Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 8:44am
Police in the Turkish city of Adana have arrested five people suspected of planning to attack Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports have said. The suspects were detained just before Mr Erdogan visited the southern city on Saturday for a political rally, the state-run Anatolia news agency said. Full Story

Tibetan exiles plan major protests in India Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 11:10am
Tibetan lobby groups based in the Indian hill town of Dharamshala said thousands of protesters would mark Tuesday's 50th anniversary of the failed uprising that forced them into exile. Full Story

Spain backs Serbia's EU bid, won't recognise Kosovo: PMPosted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 1:56pmSpain's prime minister told Serbia's visiting president Monday that Madrid has no plans to recognise the independence of Kosovo and backs Belgrade's bid to join the European Union. Full Story

U.S. citizen beheaded in apparent drug hit Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 1:57pm
A U.S. citizen was one of the three men who were found decapitated this week in Tijuana, Mexican authorities said Friday. The body of George Harrison, a 38-year-old former Chula Vista resident, had been dismembered and mutilated and was dumped in a vacant lot near Tijuana's beachside bullring. Full Story

Policeman shot dead in N Ireland Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:14am
A policeman has been murdered in Northern Ireland just 48 hours after two soldiers were shot by the Real IRA in Antrim. He was Constable Stephen Paul Carroll, 48, a married man with children from the Banbridge area of County Down. Full Story

North Korea relents on crossing border to factory park Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:15am
North Korea on Tuesday allowed South Koreans back into a lucrative factory just across the border, a day after the reclusive state accused its neighbor and the United States of threatening war. Officials had to exchange a note by hand on who would cross the border because the North on Monday cut off a military hotline -- the usual method of communication -- in anger at the start of annual military exercises by U.S. and South Korean troops near the heavily defended border until March 20. Full Story

4 militants die in Pakistan's Bajaur area Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:16am
Four Islamic militants were killed by Pakistani forces in the Bajaur region where Pakistan has declared victory over the Taliban, officials said Monday. In what was reported to be the first clash in the area since Feb. 23 when a senior Taliban leader announced a unilateral truce, militants attacked a security post near Nawagai Sunday night, the BBC reported. Full Story

Taliban kill Pakistan US 'spy': security official Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:17am
Taliban militants shot dead a man in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal belt after filming him confessing to spying for the United States, an official said Monday. The bullet-ridden body of local tribesman Tahir Khan was found dumped on Monday in a bazaar in Wana, the main town in the semi-autonomous South Waziristan tribal region, a notorious hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants. Full Story

Fifteen dead, minister hurt in Sri Lanka suicide attack Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:20am
At least 15 people were killed and another 60, including a government minister, wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bombing in southern Sri Lanka blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said. The attacker targeted politicians attending a function at a mosque in the town of Akuressa, and came as the ethnic rebels continue to lose ground in the face of a fierce government offensive on their shrinking northeast base. Full Story

Pakistan tribe agrees to hand over Taliban Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:21am
A tribe in a Pakistani region where the military has fought insurgents has agreed to stop sheltering foreign fighters and hand over local Taliban leaders, authorities said. A tribal elder said some militants could be pardoned and freed. Full Story

Clinton seeks international meeting on Afghanistan Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:11am
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed on Thursday a high-level international conference on Afghanistan to be sponsored by the United Nations and attended by a wide range of countries including Pakistan and NATO allies. Full Story

Canada's next drones will carry bombs Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:13am
Unlike the drones currently patrolling the Afghan skies, Canada's next generation of pilotless aircraft will carry bombs or guided missiles, says Canada's top air force commander. Full Story

Can Obama Avoid a Quagmire in Afghanistan? Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:17am
On the Friday after he was inaugurated, Barack Obama held a full-scale National Security Council meeting about the most serious foreign policy crisis he is facing  the deteriorating war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "It was a pretty alarming meeting," said one senior Administration official. Full Story

Pakistan sees local link to cricket team attack Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:19am
Pakistani police suspect local militants were likely responsible for this week's bloody ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the eastern city of Lahore, an investigator said Friday. Britain's foreign secretary, meanwhile, said Islamist militants pose a "mortal threat" to Pakistan and called on the country's feuding president and opposition leader to unite to defeat it. Full Story

Islamic Sharia law expands in northwest Pakistan Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:21am
In an apparent expansion of Islamic fundamentalists' authority in the picturesque Swat Valley, local Pakistani officials have agreed to close shops at prayer times and crack down on prostitution and drug dealing as part of a proposed peace deal, according to local media reports Thursday. Full Story

Interpol chief in Pakistan, holds talks on Mumbai Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:23am
The head of global police agency Interpol met Pakistan's interior ministry chief on Friday as part of an investigation into the Mumbai attacks, which India has blamed on Pakistani extremists. Full Story

Artists flee Pakistan's Swat valley to escape fanatics' threats Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:26am
Mohammad Shahid scrapes together a living in a city slum by painting birds, flowers, animals and celebrity portraits onto minibuses -- and vows never to return to the horrors of Swat valley. Full Story

Mayor killed in Pakistan bomb blast: police Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:28am
The mayor of a town in remote northwest Pakistan was killed and his driver wounded Friday when a roadside bomb planted by suspected Taliban militants exploded near his car, police said. Full Story

Truce in Pakistan May Mean Leeway for Taliban Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:24am
The Taliban and the Pakistani Army signed a truce last month in Swat, the once popular tourist area just an hour north of the capital. But far from establishing peace, the pact seems to have allowed the Taliban free rein to expand their harsh religious rule. Full Story

North Korea Puts Army on Combat Alert Before Drills Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:33am
North Korea ordered its armed forces to be combat ready ahead of U.S.-South Korea military exercises that began today and threatened retaliation if its territory is violated, state-run media reported. Full Story

Blasts ahead of Tibet anniversary Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:34am
Two home-made bombs have exploded in a Tibetan region in the west of the country, Chinese state media says. Two vehicles - one of them a police car - were damaged in the blasts, but there were no reports of any injuries. Full Story

Home-made bomb explodes outside Citibank in Athens Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:36am
A home-made bomb exploded outside a Citibank branch in the Greek capital causing minor damage and no injuries, police said on Monday. There has been an outbreak of violence since the fatal police shooting of a teenager in December, which sparked Greece's worst riots in decades and rocked the fragile conservative government. Full Story

Deadly attack on British base rattles Northern Ireland Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:36am
Britain's prime minister and others vow that the peace effort won't be derailed by the shooting at an army base that killed two soldiers and injured four people, including two pizza deliverymen. Full Story

Pakistan to probe demands of US hostage's kidnappers Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:32pm
Hours before a deadline set by Pakistani kidnappers to kill a US hostage was due to expire Thursday, the government announced a top-level committee to investigate the captors' demands. The shadowy Baluchistan Liberation United Front (BLUF) said last month it was responsible for the abduction of John Solecki, head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Full Story

Bombing kills 6 Russian police Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:33pm
Six members of the Russian security forces have been killed when a bomb went off in a village in Russia's Caucasus region of Ingushetia, the Interfax news agency reported. Full Story

Muslims attack Christian community in Punjab Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:34pm
One woman has been killed, and 28 people have been injured at the Presbyterian church in Songo. Violence is on the rise in the Swat Valley and in the northern regions. Thousands of people are fleeing after the introduction of sharia, including many teachers and entire families. In Takhtbhai, in the district of Mardan, there have been bomb attacks on 16 music stores. Full Story

Al-Qaeda in Iraq military leader 'killed' Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:34pm
The military leader of the terrorist group al- Qaeda in Iraq, known as Abu al-Ansar, has been killed in Iraq's al- Anbar province, the Arabic satellite news channel al-Arabiya reported Thursday. The channel did not give further details. Full Story

Taliban blow up Pakistan music shops: police Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:36pm
Taliban militants blew up 16 shops selling music and DVDs in northwest Pakistan overnight, police said Thursday. "An improvised explosive device planted in a market selling music and DVDs in Takhtbhai town blew up 16 shops overnight," local police official Fazal Mabood told AFP, blaming Taliban insurgents. Full Story

'Israel seriously considering Iran military op' Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:44pm
Israel is seriously considering taking unilateral military action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to a report by top US political figures and experts released Wednesday. Full Story

Somali-Americans Disappearances Raise Alarm of Terrorism Ties Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:17am
Seven months ago, Mustafa Salat told his father he was taking his clothes to the laundromat near their apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota. He never returned. Full Story

SKorean airlines stay clear of NKorea after threat Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:17am
South Korean airlines are rerouting their flights away from North Korean airspace, hours after the North threatened Seoul's passenger planes amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula. Full Story

Palestinian driver goes on rampage in Jerusalem Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:18am
A Palestinian man commandeered a construction vehicle Thursday on a major road and swung a police car into the air, smashing it against a bus before bystanders opened fire on him and police shot him dead. Full Story

Pakistan attack prompts federal officials to caution Indiana officials
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:21amThe FBI and Homeland Security officials are cautioning Indiana law enforcement that the Big Ten basketball tournaments being held this month in Indianapolis are inviting targets for terrorists. Full Story

Mexican soldiers arrested for alleged drug ties Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:23am
A dozen Mexican soldiers were arrested on suspicion of working with the violent Gulf Cartel, the Mexican army said on Thursday, a blow to President Felipe Calderon's military-backed campaign against drug gangs. Full Story

U.S. delivers seven Somali pirate suspects to Kenya Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:24am
The United States on Thursday turned over seven suspected Somali pirates to Kenya for prosecution for the first time under a bilateral pact that opened the way for the U.S. Navy to capture pirates on the high seas. Full Story

Israeli, Turkish foreign ministers meet secretly Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:30am
The Israeli and Turkish foreign ministers met secretly on the sidelines of a NATO conference Thursday  the first high-level contact between the countries since friction erupted over Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli foreign ministry said. Full Story

Iraqi prime minister calls for reconciliation Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:30amIraq's prime minister on Friday called for Iraqis to forgive and reconcile with those who collaborated with the former Sunni-dominated regime of Saddam Hussein. Full Story

China says situation in Muslim area 'more severe' Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:31am
The security situation in China's Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang will be "more severe" this year, state media said Friday,
citing one of the area's top leaders. Full Story

Pakistani police say making progress on attackersPosted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:32am
Pakistani authorities said on Friday they were making progress in the investigation of this week's attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team as suspicion settled on home-grown militants. Full Story

Car explosion in Athens seriously injures man Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:36am
A bomb exploded in a car in a southern Athens suburb Friday, severely wounding a 62-year-old businessman, police said. They said they believed a business dispute was behind the attack. Full Story

Bullets Fly in Copenhagen as Drug Gang War Punctures City Image Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 6:38am
A turf war between drug gangs is turning one of Europes safest cities into a shooting gallery. Denmarks worst-ever bout of violence between criminals intensified last week with three shootings that left two dead in Copenhagen, the capital. Full Story

Karzai's Election Dates Rejected by Afghan Commission Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:06am
Afghanistan's election commission on Wednesday strongly rejected President Hamid Karzai's choice of dates for upcoming presidential elections, injecting new uncertainty and tension into a crucial transition for this struggling, Western-backed democracy. Full Story

The bus driver who saved the Sri Lankans Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:13amT
here was no match but plenty of applause around Qadhafi Stadium on the day. Six brave policemen laid down their lives so that the visiting Sri Lankan cricketers could return home safe. And no less heroic was the feat of Mahar Mohammad Khalil, the bus driver who sped the visitors to safety after the vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed at around 8:50am on Tuesday. Full Story

Warning of attacks on Sri Lanka cricket team was ignored Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:15am
Pakistani officials received specific warnings that militants were planning to ambush the Sri Lankan cricket squad, but they were unable to prevent todays deadly attack because of the countrys spiralling political crisis, opposition MPs claimed tonight. Full Story

Nepal Maoists 'recruit thousands' Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:20am
The Maoist former rebel group in Nepal, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), says it has begun recruiting thousands of young people. The announcement comes just days after the army said it had filled 3,000 vacancies, a move that has been condemned by the former rebels. Full Story

Blasts target main US Afghan base Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:22am
The US military says two bomb blasts near the gate to its main Afghan base have injured at least three people. A car bombing outside the Bagram base was followed moments later by a suicide bombing, US officials said. Full Story

Sufi threatens to abandon Swat peace mission Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:22am
The Swat peace deal was dealt a serious blow when suspected Taliban ambushed a security vehicle, killing two troops and injuring an officer on Tuesday as pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad threatened to abandon his peace mission. Full Story

Pakistan: Indian expert blames local militants for Lahore attacks Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:23am
Pakistan's banned Kashmiri separatist group Lashkar-e-Toiba and militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed are the prime suspects for Tuesday's attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Indian terrorism expert and former spymaster Vikram Sood has told Adnkronos International (AKI). Full Story

Zardari rules out Taleban truce Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:25am
Pakistani President Asif Zardari has said Pakistan has not and will not negotiate with the "extremist Taleban and terrorists". Mr Zardari said that the "clerics" with whom his government had engaged in Swat valley were not the Taleban. Full Story

Afghans Face Obstacles In Securing Pakistan Border Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:30am
The 1,500-mile-long border Afghanistan shares with Pakistan is a wild and dangerous place, one ruled more by gunmen and tribes than by the government in Kabul. Full Story

For Pakistan, Attack Exposes Security Flaws Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:36am
A coordinated, commando-style ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan on Tuesday revealed embarrassing security gaps in an increasingly unstable country. Full Story

Russian Welcomes Letter From Obama Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:37am
The Russian president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said Tuesday that his administration was open to overtures from the United States on its proposed missile defense plan, but he dismissed the notion of a deal in which the United States would shelve the plan in exchange for Russias help on Iran. Full Story

Germany raids over 200 suspected neo-Nazi premises Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 12:03pm
German police have launched a nationwide search of more than 200 homes and businesses of people suspected of belonging to the country's extreme right, the Federal Crime Office (BKA) said Wednesday. Full Story

Bomb kills 10 in cattle market south of Baghdad Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:49am
A car bomb exploded Thursday in a crowded cattle market south of Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring 60 others, Iraqi police and medical officials said. Full Story

Islamic Jihad says 2 killed in Gaza airstrike Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:50am
An airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Thursday killed two Islamic Jihad militants and wounded another, the group said, bringing to four the number of members killed by Israel in less than 24 hours. The strike drew retaliatory rocket fire at Israel. Full Story

NATO allies may agree to resume ties with Russia Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:50am
Seven months after breaking ties with Russia over its invasion of Georgia, the NATO alliance moved Thursday toward resuming formal relations despite lingering concerns about Moscow's approach to reasserting its regional influence. Full Story

Bank of England to cut interest rates again Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:51am
The Bank of England was forecast Thursday to slash interest rates to yet another record low -- and embark on measures to pump more cash into the recession-hit economy. Full Story

Wanted for war crimes in Darfur: Sudan's president Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:52am
The president of Sudan became a wanted man Wednesday when the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur  its first action against a sitting head of state and one that could set the stage for more world leaders to be indicted. Full Story

Unions suspend 44-day-old strike in Guadeloupe Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:54am
Union leaders on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe agreed late Wednesday to suspend a 44-day-old general strike as most of their demands continue to be met. Full Story

Diplomat: Somali pirates release Egyptian ship Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:55am Somali pirates freed an Egyptian cargo ship and its crew of 28 after holding the vessel for more than two months, an Egyptian ambassador said Thursday. Full Story

Opposition leader: Pakistan security has collapsed Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:57am
The bloody ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team shows that security in Pakistan has "collapsed" under the country's shaky pro-Western government, an opposition leader said Thursday, as police questioned several people detained in the hunt for the terrorists. Full Story

Des Moines police report suspicious activity on airplane Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:06am
Security officials say they found something suspicious Tuesday night while cleaning a plane at the Des Moines Airport. Maintenance staff found a 9-volt battery in one of the seats on the plane, ASA Delta Connection flight 5318. The bottom of the battery had been taken off and one of the cells was pulled up, police said. Full Story

Georgia accuses Russia of violating its airspace Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:07am
Georgian officials say Russian military helicopters have repeatedly violated the nation's air space over the past day. The Russian Air Force denied the claim. Full Story

Pakistan issues sketches; no breakthrough on attack Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:08am
Pakistani police issued sketches on Thursday of four of the gunmen who attacked Sri Lanka's cricket team but no breakthrough had emerged two days after the gunmen fired and then melted away. Full Story

Courtesy Terrorism Research Center, Inc.

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